Cranberry Apple Raisin Chutney
This is my homemade version of cranberry relish. We love it tart with a hint of sweet fruit.
½ Cup raisins
½ Cup apple juice
1 Cup fresh apples, peeled and chopped or 1/2 dried
¼ tsp cloves, ground
½ tsp cinnamon, ground
2 Cups fresh cranberries
4 Tbs honey or maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
1. Combine raisins and apple juice in a small pot, cover, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
2. Add apples, spices, and salt. Simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes.
3. Add cranberries and honey or maple syrup. Cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes on low heat until the cranberries break down. Remove to serving dish, refrigerate to cool and serve.
Option: Replace apple juice with fresh orange juice and apples with fresh oranges pieces. This is the version we most often use.
Serving Suggestions: Use any sweet apple such as Fuji, Braeburn or Pink Lady. The worst apples for baking and cooking are Macintosh and Delicious varieties. This dish is good served hot or cold, as a side dish with turkey, chicken or even in a cold turkey sandwich.